Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care

When it comes to the employees that you care about and depend on, anything less than the best is not an option. Now more than ever, your employees need real facts so they can make smart choices about their health care. That's why we built Blue Distinction — our designation program for specialty care.


Blue Distinction improves the quality of care your employees receive by recognizing health care facilities that provide better overall care. Its focus is on high-volume, high-risk and high-cost specialty care, such as:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Care
  • Cellular Immunotherapy
  • Fertility Care
  • Gene Therapy
  • Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Maternity Care
  • Spine Surgery
  • Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
  • Transplants

Team Work is Critical

We worked with doctors and health care organizations to develop a set of quality measures that are designed to inform us of the facilities that deliver better overall patient results. This gives your employees, and you, comfort in knowing that Blue Distinction is a reliable resource for finding specialty care. Research shows it works.

Blue Distinction Centers produce better overall results and save lives, as well as provide cost savings.

Log in to Blue Access for EmployersSMand go to 'Find Care' within the Employer Resources section. You can also contact your Blue Cross and Blue Shield representative to find out more about how Blue Distinction is adding value to your group's health care insurance plan.